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Make a holiday rental home or apartment in Peniche, Portugal your home away from home

The Leiria district lies in the centre of the Costa de Prata, and the attractive town of Peniche is situated in the south of this district, on a rocky peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. The town was originally an island, and only joined the mainland in the 16th century. Peniche has long been an important fishing port, and is home of the some of the best seafood restaurants in the region, if not in the whole of Portugal, as well as some fantastic surfing beaches.

Things to do in Peniche, Portugal

Thanks to its coastal location, seafood is big business in Peniche, with a number of the town’s restaurants specialising in this type of cuisine. Tuna, crayfish and sardines are three of the most common items you will find on the menus, and the resulting dishes are a far cry from the tinned products found on supermarket shelves.

If you prefer to stick to self-catering, the local market if the best place to head to pick up some bargains. The fish here is extremely fresh and great value for money, and you can also pick up fruit, vegetables and lace products – the latter of which are another local speciality.

As with many Portuguese towns and villages, the focal point of Peniche is the town square. Here you will find the baroque Misericordia Church and the 16th century fortress, which has a dominating presence in such a small town. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and bars dotted around this area, so you will not find yourself short of things to do.

The beaches of the Costa de Prata are just a short distance away, with Baleal offering great surfing, and Cabo Carvoeiro the top choice for scenic views out over the ocean. Kite surfing and wind surfing are also popular on the beaches around Peniche, taking advantage of the powerful winds coming off the Atlantic. A good range of beach bars, cafes and shops can also be found around the beaches, especially at popular Baleal.

Places to visit on holiday in Peniche, Portugal

The city of Leiria (86km) is the capital of the region, and is more than worthy of a daytrip when staying in Peniche. Leiria has a number of old buildings on its cobbled streets, with the highlight being Leiria Castle, which dates back to the 14th century. Closer to Peniche, Obidos (25km) is one of the finest examples of a Portuguese medieval town, and where you can walk around the castle ramparts and enjoy panoramic views of the region.

Weather in Peniche, Portugal

Peniche experiences a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. The period from early June to early September is the most popular with foreign visitors, and temperatures average 25C for this period. This is also the time of year with the least rainfall, with the vast majority of days staying dry.

Flights to Peniche, Portugal

The nearest airport to the holiday rental accommodation in Peniche is Lisbon Airport (LIS), which is 68km south of the village. The majority of UK airlines fly to this destination, and some bargains can be found when shopping around and booking in advance.

Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #6559285
16
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1094562
20
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #490555
26
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #442122
12
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #1003983
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals Villa #851786
10
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #1701960
4
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #400972
7
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1073555
15
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #442122
8
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 7 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #11995
8
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #65621
7
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #2432085
3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1025887
5
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6726201
2
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6914388
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #76178
15
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #6332371
28
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(1 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals Villa #471079
1
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals Villa #471079
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #6339578
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8159590
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1744727
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6566277
6
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #6568237
13
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2560541
1
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #1148966
1
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #12938
16
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1894472
2
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #419278
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8012356
7
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6235349
25
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #471609
8
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8042541
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8012320
2
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #6514724
1
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1904527
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1951795
6
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6873476
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1157206
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1903731
13
  • Studio
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6541873
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #6774743
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1025158a
14
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #8038317
2
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #442122
4
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1109998
7
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #89232
3
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6346875
9
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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Recent Reviews

amazing place, close to loads of beaches and surf. the owners were super helpful 10/10 !!

5 of 5
Amazing property very homely and spacious, amazing sea view. bbq areas, pool and hot tub couldn't ask for anything more. Would recommend it to anyone going to Portugal for an amazing and affordable place to stay.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Fantastic house

5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at villa Rosie. The house was beautiful and very well looked after. We had everything we needed and the staff at the local agency was very helpful. The only thing I would mention is that is very dependant on the car and the people who can't drive felt a little stuck. But overall very nice. We enjoyed going to the Baleial beach very much
  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017